12.06.12

This visual history of game genres and systems will blow your mind

That blue sliver about a third of the way from the top? First-Person shooters. It would be fascinating to overlay that graph, which is a proportional breakdown of all games released by genre, with a proportional breakdown of total revenues by genre. My major takeaway from the second graph is just how incredibly durable Windows is and the Playstation was. One to keep an eye on? That dark blue splotch towards the top that says "iPad."